Nutella Microwave Mug Cakes

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Nutella Mug Cake! Warm and gooey.. it's like a hug in a mug for one!! <3

Are you a Nutella fan? If so, you’re really going to love this Nutella Mug Cake recipe!! It makes a perfect quick snack, and it’s so decadent! The best part of this is that you can throw it together very quickly and it cooks in the microwave!

Make sure you use a really large mug for this or even a small bowl because it does bubble up a bit.  You will need to try it out a couple of times to get the timing right for your own microwave because they vary so much!

Note:  I used to put oil in this recipe when I made it but I soon realized it was unnecessary.


Items you’ll need for this recipe

* Coffee Mug * Nutella * Flour * 

4 from 3 votes
Review Recipe


Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Author Holly
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Are you a Nutella fan? If so, you’re really going to love this Nutella Mug Cake recipe!! It makes a perfect quick snack, and it’s so decadent!


  • 4 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

avatarFollow Spend with Pennies on Pinterest


  1. Mix the dry ingredients in your mug or small bowl.
  2. Add the egg and stir. Finally, add in the Nutella, vanilla, and milk.
  3. Microwave on high for 60 seconds… check the cake and if needs to be microwaved and additional 15 seconds.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 701, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 165mg, Sodium: 103mg, Potassium: 686mg, Carbohydrates: 114g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 80g, Protein: 14g, Vitamin A: 5.9%, Calcium: 22.1%, Iron: 33.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword mug cake

Here are a few more recipes you’ll love

* Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake * Pecan Pie Cake * Nutella Frosting *


adapted from

More Recipes You'll Love

About the author


pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

More Posts by Holly

Latest & Greatest Dishes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Super tasty but the top half cooked, the bottom half was still liquid, was in microwave for 1min 30sec, time to play around with timing and maybe a bowl instead a mug

    1. Yes, you may have to play with the microwave timing a little because there is a HUGE variance in power. Mine was done in about 65 seconds. You don’t want to overcook the cake, as you want it a little “fudgy” in the middle! Enjoy Lorna!

  2. Hi do you have to use 4 tablespoons sugar or can you add less so it fits your liking because I don’t like my things very sweet

  3. Loved this a looooot! Best mug cake so far! Took only one spoon of sugar though, which was more than enough for me

  4. This was soooo delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and it made more than enough for two people. It took a little longer than stated. After 60 seconds, it was still too gooey so I put it in another 25 seconds and it was perfect. I used a big mug, about 20 oz. I will be making this again. Some ice-cream or whip cream would be the perfect accompaniment. Awesome, thanks for sharing!!

  5. Super yummy BUT within the first 30 seconds it exploded in the microwave and I had to clean the excess batter

    I would put something over top

  6. Just ate it…. delicious!!!! Perfect for chocolate cravings! I had to stop it after 30 seconds because it made a big mess in the microwave (my bad, didnt use a mug big enough…) so i put it in a bowl and baked it another 30 seconds….. Perfection in a mug !!! Wow!

  7. The top half was delicious but by the time I got to the middle it was too gooey. I would defintely make again

    1. It can sometimes take a little bit of playing to get the timing exact in your own microwave. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

  8. I just tried this, but my bf is anti-microwave. So, instead, I used a 2 cup pyrex glass bowl and preheated the oven to 350. I just kept an eye on it until it was baked through. Came out delicious! Unfortunately the oven in our apt is incredibly old and inefficient, so it took like 45 minutes. Next time I do it, I’m gonna try it in our toaster oven, My guess is it’ll take half the time.

    1. Maybe a bigger mug would help. As far as timing, microwaves can vary so much, you may need to play with it by adding 15 seconds each time until you figure out how your microwave runs.

  9. So, I didn’t have any Nutella, but couldn’t wait to give this a try. I threw in some peanut butter instead, and ended up with a pretty tasty Reese’s cake!